A man has been arrested and charged with several crimes in connection with a series of fires set around the City of Lynchburg over the summer, according to a statement from the Lynchburg Police Department (LPD). On September 2, 2021, Brennan Thornhill, 19, of Lynchburg, turned himself into authorities and was charged with the following:
- 10 counts of maliciously setting fire to wood, fence, grass, straw or similar material capable of spreading fire on land
- One count of arson involving a vehicle
LPD and the Lynchburg Fire Marshal's Office collaborated on this investigation, which remains ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident has been asked to contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at (434) 455-6375, Det. Dubie at (434) 455-6102, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Anonymous tips can be entered online at http://p3tips.com or with the P3 app on a mobile device.